Rodrigo Caldera (he/him/his)

Accepting Clients

Savvy, Gay, Third-culture Latin@ Therapist with a keen eye for detail, warm, caring heart, and a no-non-sense approach toward healing.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SAN FRANCISCO, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Action can be propelled by an infinite number of motivating factors. If reading this, part of you may feel ready to tend to what has been ignored, forgotten, neglected, and cast aside, and has lead you to experiences of pain, anxiety, depression, and a sense of continuously feeling wrestles and uneasy. By building awareness and deepening your relationship with yourself, you can access and increase the relief your body naturally tends toward and continuously seeks, known as homeostasis. Relief.

My Background and Approach

Working from a somatic perspective, we create an anchor and bridge toward understanding how our reality informs our moment-to-moment experience. We explore how our particular body carries us through space, eliciting responses from others and our environment, which in turn informs us, how we feel about ourselves, and how we interact with the world at large. Past experiences of overt trauma, abandonment, bullying or even tougher to recognize nuanced moments of emotional neglect, severe judgments, and an overall sense of feeling unwelcome, tend to become lodged in our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies, limiting our expression and sense of well-being. By tending to present moment awareness, while holding space for exploration and integration of past wounds, we find relief and ease in our experience of being, freeing us up to do more of what we love. Courage and safety naturally emerge with positive experiences. My work provides opportunities for exploration and healing.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

The environment we grow up in affects our development. And when combined with overwhelming and repeating experiences of neglect, abuse, violence, and/or discrimination, can lead to feelings of isolation, feeling misunderstood, unwanted, and thoughts of wishing things were different, much different. This causes parts of ourselves to become repressed, shut down, and consciously or unconsciously to be deemed unlovable. Symptoms of lacking a sense of belonging, inability to make connections that feel safe and secure, feeling unworthy and undeserving, and feeling unable to trust others begin to shape our identity, personality, and relationships. Yet, through focused, caring, welcoming attention, we can change course, healing and transformation become possible and within reach. Not everything will be good all the time, and we may find painful places that ache simply by being noticed. We learn to be with these as well, and with time, it becomes easier and true, lasting healing takes place.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English, EspaƱol
  • Rate: $210 - 210/session


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